About Vegetarian Homeschooler
At Vegetarian Homeschooler, we offer project-based learning classes to students worldwide. Our classes are designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills while providing a fun and engaging learning experience. Our goal is to empower students to take charge of their education and develop a love for learning.
Why the name Vegetarian Homeschooler?
The brand Vegetarian Homeschooler originated in 2010 during a conversation with Mindy and her husband, Jamie. Jamie referred to Mindy as a "vegetarian homeschooler, that does yoga and drives a Prius", which caused both to laugh. The name stuck and eventually became the name of Mindy's project-based learning curriculum. This curriculum was developed through countless hours of work in both the classroom and at the kitchen table with her own children. Mindy firmly believes in the Vegetarian Homeschooler Curriculum because it goes beyond simply teaching MS Office and empowers children to teach themselves. It encourages them to seek out information and find unique and meaningful ways to apply it.
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I have been a teacher for more than 20 years. At the start of my career, I noticed that my top-performing students shared a few qualities. They excelled at research, critical thinking, problem-solving, thinking creatively, and managing their time efficiently. These five skills were what distinguished them from the rest of the class.
To help all my students acquire these vital skills while learning class material, I designed a project-based learning curriculum that my students found enjoyable. By providing them with challenging projects that were interesting and reducing the amount of lecturing, my students began to use research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills.
Several years after I started teaching, my daughter was about to reach pre-algebra level and start kindergarten, so I decided to homeschool my children. As a classroom teacher with years of experience, I knew the importance of developing essential skills such as research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative thinking in a child’s early education.
For over 15 years, I dedicated myself to homeschooling my children and ensuring they receive the best education possible. I created an environment conducive to learning and encouraged them to explore their interests. I provided them with personalized instruction and hands-on learning opportunities that allowed them to learn at their own pace and in their own way. By prioritizing research, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, I have opened unlimited doors of opportunity for my children.
Discussion with Math-U-See. We discussed homeschooling the profoundly gifted.
Discussion with EduTV. We discussed different teaching philosophies.